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Ability to assign option set directly to Parts List without having to first assign at Context level.

Ability to assign option set directly to Parts List without having to first assign at Context level.

1. Describe your environment: What is your industry? What is your role in your organization? Describe your stakeholders. As a Business Analyst for Agricultural Equipment OEM our Business Users need the ability to assign an Option Set directly to a SIM Parts List object without having to assign an option set at the context level first. This would allow more flexibility in the Windchill UI especially around Options and Choices and how they can be applied downstream SIM object types; specifically at the Part List level. This capability already exists for other SIM related objects. For instance, Option Sets can be independently assigned/added to sBOM's, Information Structures, Publication Structures, etc.. however the same is not true for Parts List, it is only possible at the Part List level after assigning to the Context; which is not always ideal.


2. What version of Windchill are you currently running? 11.2


3. Describe the problem you are trying to solve. Please include detailed documentation such as screenshots, images or video. With advanced product structures and possible variants ranging in the hundreds/thousands across various models having the capability to independently assign option sets at the Part List level is extremely valuable. Again, this capability exist with the other SIM related objects (mentioned above). Enhancing this capability by allowing Option Sets to be directly added at the Part List level would be very helpful and would prevent the Part List from being a bottle-neck when this capability is needed.


4. What is the use case for your organization? Would allow greater flexibility around assigning options and choices across the various SIM structures. Would allow for a more streamlined process when its necessary to Assign Options (Assigned Expression and even Service Effectivity) at the Part List level.

5. What business value would your suggestion represent for your organization? This would be a significant value for our organization. As mentioned above the capability already exist at various other levels (at least as it pertains to SIM related objects). The current bottle-neck is at the Part List level which is not ideal considering this is one of the more valuable tools within the SIM tool set. It would also allow end users to apply specific choices at he Part List level that you may not initially want assigned at the Context level. By assigning at the Context level its possible to impose choices & rules that have the ability to negatively other downstream processes outside of Service such as MFG. Instead if one can specifically assign options at the Part List Level as can be done for other SIM objects it would allow certain options/choices from negatively affecting the other streams and would allow functionality to be applied directly where needed and not where its not needed.

1 Comment
olivierlp
Community Manager
Status changed to: Acknowledged

Thank you @DW_9937773 for your idea. Based on the information you provided, we are acknowledging it as the Community management team. This is not a commitment from the Product team. Other users may comment and vote your idea up.